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TxDOT hosts open house about proposed improvements to I-35 between SH 45 and 290 East
Proposed improvements to I-35 from SH 45 North to US 290 East will be the topic of discussion at an upcoming open house hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at John B. Connally High School, located at 13212 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas, 78753.
The estimated $400 million improvement project, known as the I-35 Capital Express North project, proposes the following:
- Adding one non-tolled managed lane in each direction, such as a high-occupancy vehicle lane (HOV), along I-35 from SH 45 North to US 290 East
- Reconstructing six bridges within the project limits
- Adding a diverging diamond intersection at Wells Branch Parkway
- Improving bicycle and pedestrian accommodations along I-35 frontage roads and at east/west crossings
The open house will allow attendees the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be given, and visitors can come and go at their convenience. Study team members will be available to answer questions and receive input from the community.
Those unable to attend the open house in person can visit the virtual open house (VOH) at www.mobility35openhouse.com to review materials and provide comments. The VOH will open on Oct. 24, 2019. To be included in the public record, all comments must be received by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.
Last week, TxDOT hosted an open house meeting for the I-35 Capital Express South project on Oct. 17, 2019. The I-35 Capital Express South project proposes to add two non-tolled managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from SH 71/Ben White Boulevard to SH 45 Southeast.